Linkwood The Exclusive Malts 18yr 1997 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Linkwood The Exclusive Malts 18yr 1997

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  • Distiller:

    Linkwood

  • Bottler:

    The Exclusive Malts

  • ABV:

    46.3%

  • Age:

    18 Years

  • Intro:

    Tried blind, I had no idea what to make of this. Insane color. Exceptional Malts is assuredly sitting on some funky

  • Nose:

    Sticky and sweet. Cocoa, syrup, maple, molasses. Nutty toffee, fruits, sherry. Tobacco, stewed fruits, some mild funk. This is absolutely cloyingly sweet on the nose.

  • Taste:

    Really sweet. Almost unnaturally so. Sugar, fruits, caramel, cocoa, some mild heat, medium mouthfeel. Maybe some port influence.

  • Finish:

    Short, fruity and sweet. Did I mention it is sweet? Cola, cocoa, leather, toffee, pepper, still really suspiciously sweet.

  • Overall:

    This is absurdly sweet, and it really detracts from what Linkwoods beautiful base malt can do unfortunately.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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